The next one is 9 a.m. Saturday, July 7. Have a credit card ready and call (520) 689-2723 to enroll and pre-pay; $39 (BTA members $30) includes a gourd and full morning of coaching and artistic inspiration. Tools, paints and paintbrushes are provided during the workshop as well.
Wondering if gourd art is for you? Recent gourd class graduate Cozette Matthews describes the relaxed, informal workshops as an inspiring places for beginners to learn the basics, and for experienced gourd artists to create new works in a friendly atmosphere.
“I thoroughly enjoyed it,” Matthews said. “The gourds provided were a great shape and fun to decorate, instruction was thorough and everyone had a chance to be totally creative. There was a large choice of techniques and everyone had plenty of time to finish and lots of encouragement was given along the way.
"The room was also delightful because the doors were all open and you could hear the birds outside and feel the nice warm air coming into the room.”
Read more at ag.arizona.edu/bta/gourdclass.